Admittedly while in Saigon the majority of our daytime was spent inside cafes working. We took breaks for bites to eat and frequently stopped for a massage (god bless SE Asia and their incredible $10 hour long massages) first thing in the morning. But there was also a lot of work that had to get done in that time period as well. I finished up some designs for a new Hero Arts release that I get to share with you soon!
Thankfully Vietnam is rich with coffee and the cafe scene is bursting right now. I had no idea before visiting, but Vietnam is the second largest coffee producing nation in the world. Yeah, I think I'm going to like it here. My first morning there, my boyfriend introduced me to ca phe sua da (which to my ear sounds like cafe suda) which I quickly became enamored with. It's a Vietnamese coffee drink made up of filtered coffee + sweetened condensed milk poured over ice. I probably drank about thirty of these in my time in Vietnam.
We hopped around to a lot beautiful cafes in Saigon but my favorite was Workshop, which could be transported to Brooklyn and fit right in there. It's big, beautiful, and oh so very hipstery. There I got to try the sample cold brew set which was a coffee lovers dream. My favorite was the middle guy above, the fizzy cold that was carbonated. Yum.
If you brew your own coffee at home, I highly recommend trying to make your own ca phe sua da. Just add in some sweetened condensed milk to your coffee. Take a sip for me and dream about Vietnam.